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Customer Testimonial: Why BlackBerry Cylance Gives Me Peace of Mind

VIDEOS / 06.11.19 / Cylance Videos

Alan Cunningham is the Information Security Officer of Washoe Schools. In this customer testimonial, Alan talks about why using BlackBerry Cylance's security solutions to secure the school district gives him peace of mind.


"The board for Washoe County School District decided that we needed a security team. I'd actually had BlackBerry Cylance experience at another company, so BlackBerry Cylance was right at the top of my list because I already knew of the simplicity, the ease, how secure it was and the deployment was super simple.

Everything that we've ever been told by BlackBerry Cylance has turned out to be 100% true. It's been a lot easier than we expected for the size of environment that we have.

To give you an idea of the scale of our infrastructure; we have about 64,000 students throughout the district, with between 7,000 and 8,000 staff members. For BlackBerry Cylance, we have a 50,000 user license, which is deployed out at the moment. The size of the IT help desk team, we have a grand total of 2 people for 76,000. You don't need to hire any other FTEs to manage it. We don't need as much human capital, between myself and my two analysts we probably spend no more than half an hour total time per day managing BlackBerry Cylance. 

In the last two years we have not had one instance of an infection. No ransomware, no downtime, no need to re-image a particular system. When we installed the BlackBerry Cylance client, we had people calling the helpdesk asking what we'd done to their machines because they were so much faster. You will get your return on investment (ROI) multiple times over. 

In one sentence, I can say BlackBerry Cylance gives me peace of mind."

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